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In Remembrance of David Allen

17 August, 1946 ~ 17 October, 2017
United Kingdom



David (Daudi) sadly passed away on October 17th after courageous battle with cancer. Dave will be sadly missed by Dave’s wife June and 2 sons, Simon and Paul as well as Dave's... Read more >
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Memory by Johnny Stols   Nov 19, 2017
Hi June.
Dave was the Makora Kabisa. Good days.

XX Johnny and Marion
Memory by June Allen   Nov 17, 2017
I remember all those tales of your full weeks spent in Dar,buzzng around Tanzania,and the high jinks you all got up to...shoes moved arund the floors and corridors,items of clothing moved,etc etc. Think you all got a bit bored! Somehow those aircraft all took off on time,and landed safely!
Some of you liked to come back to Nairobi on Aeroflot...for the vodka and caviar you were served! They were good days alright,the camaraderie was amazing..you were all a bunch of makoraas though! But good guys nonetheless. And all amazing pilots...you all knew absolutely what you were doing,an your trainees and First Officers must have learned a lot.



Memory by Marian Stols   Nov 16, 2017
Dearest June, Simon and Paul.

I met Dave at Wilson Airport on the odd occasion but our paths never really crossed except maybe at the AERO club from time to time.

Myself, Dave, Leigh Allison and Peter Young had heard East African Airways were looking for direct entry Dakota DC3 Capt's in 1975. We fronted up and needless to say were told we had absolutely no hope what's so ever. Well in the mean time, us 4 wrote the DC3 tech exam and performance A, a requirement for a Capt. Passed and we turned up once again and told to get knotted. Well some weeks later I get the call to round up the 4 of us for a night flight check. We all are passed, joined East Af and some months later we were DC3 Capt's.

Unfortunately after that all week days we spent in DAR-ES-SALAAM and home to Nairobi for weekends. In Dar we would meet each evening for a sundowner or 3 and then move on to the AGIP Hotel for dinner and quite a few more snifters. Needless to say with a KICHWA BAYA, mostly early morning departures and long days flying all over Tanzania they were very tough days. We never learnt and continued with the headaches.

The fun, the jokes, Dave infectious laughter and smile I will always remember. What a good bloke.

The hospitality offered by both June and Dave when I had my trips from HKG will always be remembered as well. The banter and swahili always spoken brings back many memories especially when Marian also accompanied me on my trips. Those barbecue's with the boys Dave and Francis Burn and Tony and Eileen Rothschild will always be remembered for all the laughter and fun

June Paul and Simon DAVE DAD was as absolute gentlemen and more friendlier man you will not get. He will be lovingly remembered, sadly missed, but never forgotten

DAVE REST IN PEACE.

LOTS OF LOVE JOHNNY AND MARIAN
Perth Australia.
Memory by Everett Igobwa, OCS Canada   Nov 14, 2017
In memory and honour of Old Cambrian Ndugu Dave/Daudi Allen (Hawke 1960-1965) of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, the Old Cambrian Society, North America, is donating 2 euphoniums to the Nairobi School Band/Orchestra. To this end, I have already purchased 2 gently used BFlat euphoniums, professionally serviced by Musicare Inc., Canada, for a total cost of $4000: Musicare, a Canadian make; and E.M. Winston, an American make.

The 2 Dave Allen euphoniums(Musicare & E.M. Winston) are already in Nairobi in the custody of Old Cambrian Moses Watatua at Patch Nairobi-School. Moses oversees the music mentoring program at Patch. Asante Moses!


During our recent reunion/luncheon/social on Sunday, November 12, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, with over 45 Old Cambrians, Old Yorkists/Laibons, Bomarians, and friends in attendance, we raised a total of CAD 1220. Consequently, we now have a balance of CAD2780:

1). CAD450: OCS North America & friends
2). CAD 100: June Allen, Boma, friend
3). CAD 40: Zahir Dharsee, OCS Canada
4). CAD 50: Al Noor, OCS Canada
5). CAD 80: Steve Le Feuvre, Secretary, OCS UK Branch
6). CAD 500: Everett Shiverenje Igobwa, Nicholson/Serengeti, 1983-1986, Liaison, OCS Canada

Pledges to defray CAD 2280 are as follows:

1). CAD 64: Ken Kugania, OCS Kenya, Athi House, 2004-2007.
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Old Yorkist Tony Rothschild, Vancouver, BC, Canada, is kindly making the necessary arrangements to have an East African Airlines DC-3 fixed wing water colour framed painting 32” x 26.5”, painted by R.C . Pickering of London, Ontario, Canada, circa 1995, worth over CAD 500 donated by June Allen sold. Asante Tony.

We still have the following donated items available for purchase:

1). Roger Whittaker DVD donated by Old Yorkist Mike Andrews, Nairobi, Kenya. CAD 20
2). Roger Whittaker DVD donated by Old Yorkist Mike Andrews, Nairobi, Kenya. CAD 20
3). “The Very Best of Daudi Kabaka CD donated by David Kabeberi, Chair, Laibon Society Kenya. CAD 15.
4). “The Very Best of Daudi Kabaka CD donated by David Kabeberi, Chair, Laibon Society Kenya. CAD 15.
5 ). “The Very Best of Daudi Kabaka CD donated by David Kabeberi, Chair, Laibon Society Kenya. CAD 15.
6)” The Very Best of Daudi Kabaka CD donated by David Kabeberi, Chair, Laibon Society Kenya. CAD 15.
7). Johnnie Walker, Gold Label Reserve, Blended Scotch Whisky, The Master Blender’s Reserve, Limited Edition Bottle, Est., 1820, Product of Scotland. 40% acl./vol. 750ml. Donated by Everett Igobwa, OCS Canada. CAD 100.
8). Johnnie Walker, Black Label Reserve, Blended Scotch Whisky, The Master Blender’s Reserve, Limited Edition Bottle, Est., 1820, Product of Scotland. 40% acl./vol. 1.14 litres. Donated by Everett Igobwa, OCS Canada. CAD 100.

Everett Igobwa
Liaison, OCS Canada
Liaison, Old Yorkists/Laibons Canada

“To the Uttermost!”
Memory by Derek & Daphne Spindlow.   Nov 13, 2017
Daphne is SO going to miss her Swahili chats with Dave and we both are going to miss the fun times we had with June and his Family.
Thank goodness for Happy memories that will live with us for ever.
Dave, we shall keep in touch with June and your sons ..promise.
Love Daphne & Derek
Memory by Louise Noon   Nov 11, 2017
I have known Dave since his Flying Doctor days in Kenya. Dave and June have always been the most loyal and generous friends and we have had fun and adventures together in Kenya, UK and Canada.

Dave will be sorely missed and my thoughts and love go out to June, Simon and Paul.
Memory by susan berger   Nov 8, 2017
About 4 years ago I visited June and Dave in Toronto. They were so kind and gracious and took me around Toronto and to Niagara Falls. I will never forget the wonderful English tea that Dave brought me every morning, it is the small things that are memorable. I am sorry that I did not get to know Dave a little more. Even though I am June's cousin, I was not aware of all of his interesting background.




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